Magnificent gilded mansions. The Atlantic’s white-capped waves. Majestic bluffs and verdant grassy cliffs. All of this and more beckons in Newport, and there’s no finer way to take it all in than via bicycle. Read on to learn more about all that awaits you on a scenic bike tour of this historically tony town.
Seeing and Doing
While each season has its own allures when it comes to visiting Newport, autumn offers a uniquely fanciful feast for the senses. Bicycling removes the barrier from you and the world around you, letting you fully soak in the scenery. Inhale the briny saltwater air, glimpse the stalwart sailboats still gracing the harbor and crystal sea, and revel in Newport’s awe-inspiring architecture as you cruise the coastline against a backdrop of fall’s glorious foliage. Stop to explore the sandy beaches at one of the coast’s picturesque isles and inlets, and dip a toe in the surf if you’re feeling up to the challenge.
One must-see stop on your travels? The Norman Bird Sanctuary. Situated along the major route of the Atlantic Flyway, this 325-acre paradise -- dedicated to the propagation, preservation, and protection of birds -- is a one-of-a-kind destination for nature lovers. And because fall is migration season, your chances are high of laying eyes on many stunning species, including everything from herons, hawks and harriers to bobolinks and black-capped chickadees.
Even better? Newport’s new dedicated bike lane makes the trip safer and more enjoyable than ever.
Let The Chanler Help
While you could take a guided group tour, doing so compels you to keep up with someone else’s clip. Enter The Chanler. Let us prepare everything you need to enjoy a leisurely ride at your own perfect pace. And we do mean everything. Fuel up with a full breakfast in The Chanler Breakfast Room before departing on your excursion, and enjoy a three-course dinner for two at our Forbes Four Star restaurant, The Spiced Pear, upon your return. Then reward yourself with a restorative butler drawn bath from our Aromatherapy Associates collection. We’ll handle everything from bicycle rentals to tickets to the Norman Bird Sanctuary. We've even thought of sustenance; your bike ride includes a Chanler energy snack-pack to help you power through the day.
Newport’s signature splendor is never on more decadent display than by bicycle. Adrenaline junkies and romance seekers alike will find what they’re looking for and more. Are you going to let fall pass by without embarking on one last amazing, out-of-car experience before winter’s chill sets in?